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By Eddy Weetaltuk,Thibault Martin,Isabelle St. Amand

“My identify is Weetaltuk; Eddy Weetaltuk. My Eskimo tag identify is E9-422.” So starts off From the "Tundra to the Trenches." Weetaltuk capability “innocent eyes” in Inuktitut, yet to the Canadian executive, he used to be often called E9-422: E for Eskimo, nine for his neighborhood, 422 to spot Eddy.

In 1951, Eddy determined to depart James Bay. simply because Inuit weren’t allowed to go away the North, he replaced his identify and used this new identification to enlist within the Canadian Forces: Edward Weetaltuk, E9-422, turned Eddy very important, SC-17515, and headed off to struggle within the Korean warfare. In 1967, after fifteen years within the Canadian Forces, Eddy lower back domestic. He labored with Inuit formative years suffering from drug and alcohol dependancy, and, in 1974, begun writing his life’s tale. This compelling memoir strains an Inuk’s reports of worldwide go back and forth and armed forces provider. on reflection on his existence, Weetaltuk desired to express younger Inuit that they could do and be what they select.

From the Tundra to the Trenches is the fourth booklet within the First Voices, First Texts sequence, which publishes misplaced or underappreciated texts via Indigenous writers. This new English variation of Eddy Weetaltuk’s memoir encompasses a foreword and appendix by way of Thibault Martin and an creation via Isabelle St-Amand.

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